Yesterday’s kickoff to the second Outside Lands Music Festival was amazing. The weather was perfect for a music festival, which is totally unseasonably interesting because you wouldn’t expect weather like we had yesterday during the summer in San Francisco. Today looks like another day filled with sun and good music, so I thought I’d give a run-down of the stuff I’ll be seeing today. I strayed from my plan a bit yesterday once I connected with my friends and went with the flow of the group for a bit, which led to me being about fifth or sixth row for Q-Tip’s set filled with energized nostalgia for his A Tribe Called Quest days. Hopefully I stumbled into some good situations like that today as well.
Given that the first sets are starting in less than an hour, I’ll be missing Albino! sadly. I’ve heard good things. I will be leaving soon, though — so hoping to catch the action of the East side of the park today with Extra Golden to start, then Street Sweeper Social Club.
After that set I’ll be moseying over to the nearest stage to see Portugal. The Man. I’ve also heard good things about them but never gotten a chance to catch them live, so I’ll find a good spot amongst the marketing campaigns in the festival grounds to see this band up close.
I need to get running so I should just cut this short. My day will continue strong with a set from Mastadon, then Bat for Lashes, then TV on the Radio. That should be pretty amazing to see those bands in a row, so we’ll see if I stray from that at all. I’ll probably stick around for Deerhunter so that I can stake out the best spot possible for The Mars Volta. Then wander over to Dave Matthews Band after the Volta makes my face melt.
See you in the port-o-potty line.